It's ‘diverse graphic landscape meets vintage travel poster,’ and WE LOVE IT.
In his design, Richardson layered mountains with three other prominent features of the land: forests, prairies, and water. It has the abstract nature of Harris' mountains, the beautiful, almost-textured tones of those vintage travel posters, and so much more.
To tie in our logo, Richardson added a spoon running vertically through the title. Whether this was intentional or not, to us the top looks like a moon rising through the mountains, and at its bottom like a canoe paddle dipping into the water.
We were in two different cities when this cover design was sent to us, but got on the phone as soon as we could. We then proceeded to scream at each other (out of joy) for quite a long time. It felt amazing to have another person’s design match the difficult-to-articulate thoughts that have been floating around in our heads, and to know that every time we look at this cover, we will only grow to love it even more. Thank you for that, dear Mr. Richardson.
ps - looks who else loves Lawren Harris......
pps - the book comes out March 7th/2017, but we'll be releasing pre-order details ASAP!